World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s Education for Nature Program (EFN) in the USA is offering the Russell E. Train Fellowships to support current and aspiring university faculty that are affiliated with or currently employed at African, Asian and Latin American universities to pursue doctoral degrees in conservation-related fields in 2021.
After completing a degree, the individual must enhance, expand, or establish a graduate-level conservation program at a university in their home country.
Russell E. Train Fellowships support individuals pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in conservation. Each year, WWF supports committed conservationists from target countries to receive financial support for their studies and field research. Applicants can apply to attend any university around the world and must return to their home countries to work in conservation for at least two years after completing their degree.
Strong university faculty is fundamental to effective higher education. Faculty members inspire students, design curricula, promote learning, lead research, and publish scientific results. In 2013, WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) launched this fellowship opportunity with support from an anonymous donor with the goal of improving
academic programs in conservation.
Applicants may apply for up to three years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.
Eligible African Countries Include:
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Republic of Congo
Train Fellows are selected through a competitive, merit-based process. An independent, interdisciplinary panel of experts is convened in each country to review applications and to identify the top candidates based on the following criteria:
Deadline: You must submit all required documents by the application deadline for the Russell E. Train Fellowships , March 1, 2021.
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